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Tapes, Rio Grande do Sul

Coordinates: 30°40′22″S 51°23′45″W / 30.67278°S 51.39583°W / -30.67278; -51.39583
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Flag of Tapes
Coat of arms of Tapes
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Tapes is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 30°40′22″S 51°23′45″W / 30.67278°S 51.39583°W / -30.67278; -51.39583
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
 (2020 [1])
 • Total17,332
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)

Tapes is a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, near to Porto Alegre. It is good for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing. Tapes

Tapes is a city located on the shores of Lagoa dos Patos, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Known as "The Girlfriend of the Lagoon," Tapes enjoys a privileged location, with a stretch of land known as the "lagoon's bag." The city is renowned for being home to one of the best beaches in the southern region, attracting both locals and tourists from cities like Porto Alegre and Pelotas.

Culture and Attractions

One of the main attractions of Tapes is the Gaúcho music, an integral part of the cultural identity of the region. Groups like Os Tapes, although no longer active, and artists like José Cláudio Machado were instrumental in spreading traditional Gaúcho music, significantly contributing to the local music scene.

The city also houses a House of Culture that hosts a small museum with indigenous artifacts, highlighting the rich history and culture of the region.

Beaches and Leisure

Tapes offers visitors two beautiful beaches: the beach of Pinveste, located to the left of the city entrance, and the Balneário Rebelo, situated to the right. Both beaches feature parks and associations, such as the AABB (Banco do Brasil Athletic Association), providing leisure and entertainment options for residents and tourists.

Sports and Traditions

In the sports scene, Tapes is known for being the home of the Guarani football club, which once had its headquarters in the city center. The club has had the honor of hosting great athletes throughout its history, contributing to the development of sports in the region.

Additionally, Tapes is inhabited by traditional families, such as the Rieff, who have contributed for generations to the cultural and social enrichment of the city.